Walton Family grant to plan Bentonville downtown parks connection

Posted: December 31, 2017 at 1:06 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF Tonya Bibrowicz watches Dec. 21 while her son, Branden Bibrowicz, 5, of Springdale plays at Dave Peel Park in downtown Bentonville. A Walton Family Foundation Design Excellence Program grant is slated to be used to redesign the popular park near the downtown square.

Editor's note: This is the second in a four-part series on plans made by the 2017 recipients grants from the Walton Family Foundation's Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program.

Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program

The Design Excellence Program provides financial support to entities such as school districts; county, state or local governments; and nonprofit organizations intending to develop spaces for public purposes. Money is earmarked for all phases of design work. The Walton Family Foundation awarded $3.6 million to projects in the area’s four largest cities.

Source: Walton Family Foundation

NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF Ainsley Stephens, 7, of Bentonville plays Dec. 21 at Dave Peel Park in downtown Bentonville. A Walton Famil...

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